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2   Adrian Zullo
Adrian Zullo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 155

Position:
Wide Receiver


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Three-year starter at wide receiver ? Also one of the team?s top kick returners ? Has outstanding speed and quickness ? A threat to score every time he touches the ball ? UMass? all-time leader in career receptions (135), career receiving yards (2,130) and career touchdown receptions (23) ? Also ranks second all-time at UMass in career receiving yards per game (66.6); fifth in career touchdowns scored (24); sixth in career all-purpose yards (3,260) and career all-purpose yards per game (101.9); seventh in career points scored (144) and career kickoff return yards (891); and 10th in career kickoff return average (21.2) ? Also a member of the UMass track team ? Has played in 32 career games, making 26 starts.

2001: Missed the entire season due to injury ? Received a medical redshirt year ? Rated as the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation by The Sports Network ? Preseason second team All-Atlantic 10 selection.

2000: Started the first five games of the season at wide receiver ? Missed the final six games of the season due to injury ? Led the team with 398 receiving yards and six touchdowns on the year, and ranked third with 25 catches, despite missing more than half the season ? His six touchdowns on the season tied for the eighth-highest single season total in school history ? Had one catch for 12 yards and a kickoff return for five yards at Northeastern, prior to being injured ? Caught seven passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns against Hofstra ? Had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown against New Haven ? Made five receptions for 82 yards and two touchdowns at Richmond ? Caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown against William & Mary ? Earned preseason third team All-America honors from Don Hansen?s National Weekly Football Gazette ? Preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 selection ? Named preseason Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year by Street & Smith?s ? Listed as the nation?s No. 8 wide receiver by The Sports Network.

1999: One of UMass? starting wide receivers ? A first team All-Atlantic 10 selection ? Named to the New England Football Writers All-Star team ? Selected second team All-ECAC ? Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Don Hansen?s National Weekly Football Gazette ? Played in every game, starting 12 times ? Led UMass with 81 catches for 1,253 yards and nine touchdowns ? Rushed 10 times for 121 yards and another score ? Returned 10 kickoffs for 205 yards ? Placed second on the UMass single season lists for receiving yards and receptions, third for touchdown catches and ninth for all-purpose yards ? Ranked 17th in the nation in receiving yards, 25th in receptions and 50th in all-purpose yards during the regular season ? Finished the season second in the Atlantic 10 in receiving yards, third in receptions, sixth in all-purpose yards and 10th in touchdowns scored ? Had six receptions for 102 yards at Georgia Southern in the NCAA quarterfinals ? Caught 10 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown during the NCAA first-round victory over Furman ? Broke the UMass career record for touchdown catches during the win over the Paladins, while his 10 catches tied for the fifth-best single game performance in school history ? Set new UMass postseason single game records for catches and receiving yards at Furman ? Caught 11 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown at Richmond ? Set a new school single game record for receiving yards at Richmond, while tying the single game record for receptions ? Named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week and the WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following the Richmond game, while also receiving the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award as the New England Division I Player of the Week and being named to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll ? Had four receptions for 96 yards against Rhode Island, while also rushing 49 yards for a touchdown on a reverse ? Caught seven passes for 83 yards at Delaware, while also returning four kickoffs for 86 yards ? Had four receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown at Maine ? Caught seven passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Northeastern ? Had 11 catches for 125 yards at Villanova ? Tied the school single game record for receptions against Villanova ? Named to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll following the Villanova game ? Received the Bill Knight Trophy as the MVP of the UMass-New Hampshire game, after making five receptions for 92 yards and a school record-tying four touchdowns ? His 24 points against New Hampshire rank third on the UMass single game list ? Named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week, the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Offensive Player of the Week and the WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following the New Hampshire game, while also receiving the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award as New England?s Division I Player of the Week ? Named preseason All-Atlantic 10 second team as a kick returner.

1998: One of UMass? starting wide receivers ? The Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year ? Played in 14 games, starting nine times ? Caught 29 passes on the season for 479 yards and eight touchdowns ? Led the team in kickoff returns with 31 for 681 yards ? Returned 11 punts for 53 yards and rushed 12 times for 70 yards ? Averaged 91.6 all-purpose yards per game ? Ranked sixth in the Atlantic 10 and 34th nationally in kickoff returns during the regular season ? His 681 kickoff return yards were the second-highest single season total in school history, while his eight touchdown receptions rank fifth ? Had two catches for 14 yards and a touchdown against Georgia Southern in the NCAA title game ? Made four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown in NCAA quarterfinal win over Lehigh ? Caught a 31-yard touchdown pass in NCAA first-round game at McNeese State ? Caught a pass for a 37-yard touchdown against Maine ? Named to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll following the Maine game ? Grabbed a touchdown pass with only three seconds remaining to win the Hofstra game ? Had four catches for 77 yards and a score at Richmond, while also returning three kickoffs for 53 yards ? Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week following the Richmond game ? Caught two passes for 83 yards and a touchdown at Delaware, in addition to carrying the ball twice for 32 yards and returning three kickoffs for 91 yards ? Also totaled a career-high 206 all-purpose yards at Delaware.

UMass Track: Runs sprints for the Minutemen ? Former school record holder in 55-meter dash (6.40) ? Won 55-meter dash at the 2000 New England Indoor Championship (6.41) ? Placed fourth in the 100-meter dash at the 1999 New England Outdoor Championship (10.87) and 10th at the 1999 IC4A Outdoor Championship (10.73) ? Ran a leg on the 4x100-meter relay team which placed first at New Englands in 1999 with a time of 41.44.

Before UMass: Played for George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ? Had 20 receptions for 386 yards and nine touchdowns during his senior season ? Also averaged 24.2 yards per kickoff return and 12.8 yards per punt return, including one punt return for a touchdown ? Most Valuable Player of the Division 5 state title game ? Second team All-Broward County selection ? Led his high school to the Florida state championship as a senior ? In track, won the national high school championship in the 100 meters (10.43) during the summer of 1998 in North Carolina ? Won the Florida state title in the 200 meters and finished second in the 100 meters.

Personal: Full name is Adrian Martin Zullo ? Son of Stella Glantz ? Born January 5, 1980, in Plantation, Fla. ? Attended the same high school as UMass junior linebackers Jeremy Cain and Mike Ziccardi, sophomore wide receiver Joe Bruce, sophomore linebacker Brandon Brudzinski and freshman tailback Justin Montgomery ? Pursuing a Bachelor?s Degree with an Independent Concentration.

Zullo's Receiving Statistics

YearNoYdsAvgTDLong
19982947916.5843
199981125315.5962
20002539815.9643
Totals135213015.82362

Zullo's Rushing Statistics

YearAttYdsAvgTDLong
199812705.8020
19991012112.1149
20004-5-1.306
Totals261867.1149

Zullo's Kickoff Return Statistics

YearNoYdsAvgTDLong
19983168122.0058
19991020520.5031
2000155.005
Totals4289121.2058

Zullo's Punt Return Statistics

YearNoYdsAvgTDLong
199811534.8013
1999000.000
2000000.000
Totals11534.8013

Zullo's Career Highs

Receptions                 11 vs. Villanova, 9/18/99
                           11 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99
Receiving Yards           210 vs. Richmond, 11/6/99
Longest Reception          62 vs. Rhode Island, 10/30/99
Touchdowns Receiving        4 vs. New Hampshire, 9/11/99
Rushing Yards              49 vs. Rhode Island, 10/30/99
Rushing Attempts            2 three times, last vs. William & Mary, 8/31/00
Longest Run                49 vs. Rhode Island, 10/30/99
Touchdowns Rushing          1 vs. Rhode Island, 10/30	/99
All-Purpose Yards         206 vs. Delaware, 9/3/98

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